9 Leftover Cheese Ideas

December 27, 2018 | CheeseTrail

Gather up those bits of leftover cheese and feast again. Check out the recipe and serving suggestions below. Mac n’ Cheese – Because who said it’s only supposed to contain cheddar? Fallen Cheese Souffle – You probably have all these ingredients already. Ecuadorian Stuffed Potato Pancakes – For something different. Cheese and Spinach Baked Egg Pots […]

This week we picked up some of Fiscalini Cheese’s Traditional Bandage-Wrapped Cheddar. This cheese has won more awards than you can count, including “Best Farmhouse Cheese in America.”  Cheddar cheese originated in the village of Cheddar in England. Yes, there’s a place called Cheddar Village. We can only dream of living there! While it ages, […]

Cheese By Mail

December 10, 2018 | CheeseTrail

Sneak your way to into someone’s heart by sending them cheese. Each package listed below is carefully selected and perfectly paired by a California cheesemaker, so you don’t have to think about anything except pushing a button.  (Note: shipping may be extra) Send one as a gift, bring it along to a party, or, just […]

Artisan Cheese Festival

March 13, 2018 | CheeseTrail

California’s main cheese event happens next weekend, Friday, the 23rd thru the 25th, in Santa Rosa. For a cheese nerd, this hits all the right buttons. On Friday, there are farm tours (including a stop at this writer’s own farm – Straus Home Ranch – tickets are still available). A Best Bite Competition where chefs […]

Why No Pig Milk Cheese?

February 4, 2018 | CheeseTrail

Theoretically, pig’s milk should make great cheese. It’s got the fat (8.5%!), lactose and water as needed.  But they only produce a gallon and a half of milk per day (as opposed to cows that give about eight). It takes a gallon of milk to make a pound of cheese. And then, pigs can’t become pregnant while […]